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Tout Quarry

Hob Uid: 1466195
Location :
Dorset
Portland
Grid Ref : SY6852907265
Summary : 19th century limestone quarries which ceased work in 1920 and is now a sculpture park. The majority of the site is formed by an uneven landscape of working faces, massive stone revetment walls retaining waste overburden, and flat-topped spoil heaps. A number of sculptures are displayed around the site. everal stone setts remain of the extensive internal railway system. The remains of a railway junction are preserved at the East end of the site. There are two large round-headed tunnel entrances in this area, now blocked, which gave access to the Immosthay Quarries to the east. Lano's Arch, a railway bridge built of coursed stone in 1854, is Listed Grade II.
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Source Number : 1
Source : English Heritage Monuments Protection Programme Industrial Monuments Assessment, Step 3 Reports
Source details : The Quarrying Industries, 2000, Dorset 4
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Monument Types:
Monument Period Name : Post Medieval
Display Date : C19
Monument End Date : 1900
Monument Start Date : 1801
Monument Type : Limestone Quarry, Spoil Heap, Railway Bridge, Mineral Railway, Railway Tunnel, Railway Junction
Evidence : Earthwork, Structure
Monument Period Name : Early 20th Century
Display Date : Closed 1920
Monument End Date : 1920
Monument Start Date : 1901
Monument Type : Limestone Quarry, Spoil Heap, Mineral Railway, Railway Bridge, Railway Tunnel, Railway Junction
Evidence : Earthwork, Structure

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External Cross Reference Source : Listed Building List Entry Legacy Uid
External Cross Reference Number : 382082
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External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : SY 67 SE 235
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